Delicious salsa packed with healthy black beans and corn. Great as a gameday snack, with tacos, or anytime.
I really love black beans. They are easy to cook (or just dump from a can) and I think they're delicious. I will add black beans to just about any recipe and there are good reasons for adding them to any diet. These little beans are full of good stuff for you. They are high in protein and fiber while being low in calories and they are a good source of iron. Click here for more information on the health benefits of black beans.
Corn is also delicious and full of nutrition. It contains antioxidants, fiber and when paired with beans it is believed to boost nutrient absorption from both. Click here for more information. I just love this salsa and not just because it's healthy but I love the added texture and flavors that the beans and corn add and it makes a salsa snack much more filling. It even makes a great lunch.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
2 cups black beans
1 can of corn
4 roma tomatoes (cored, seeded, and chopped)
1 bunch cilantro
1 red onion
3-4 jalapenos (more or less to taste)
2-3 cloves garlic (more or less to taste)
salt to taste
Finely mince and chop the onion, jalapenos, garlic, and cilantro. I put them all in my food processor and let it go until they were well mixed and finely minced.
To the onion and jalapeno mixture add the beans, corn, tomatoes, juice of 2 limes, and salt. Stir and toss until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate for at least 1 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
Serve with tortilla chips.